• Study mode: Part Time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: Five Years
  • Start Date: September 2021

Course Overview

Do you want to develop the digital and sustainability skills required of a built environment professional? Then this course is for you! Our BSc (Hons) Building and Construction Engineering degree is suitable for students who upon graduating want to perform the role of a building engineer, construction engineer or site manager. It also prepares students to take leadership roles in shaping the built environment.

The construction industry globally has high demand for graduate engineers and provides opportunities to work in the UK and around the world. So to ensure you are equipped to meet the needs of this exciting industry, our course covers three main themes: construction technology, building engineering and management. Embedded within this curriculum are Digital Technologies, Sustainability and Health and Safety topics.

Furthermore, our course covers the understanding, application and management of materials, construction technology and services in the construction and maintenance of buildings. You will learn about the construction of both low and high rise residential, office and commercial buildings, leaving you with a holistic understanding of the sector.

More placements, more choices

Bucks is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.

We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.

Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.

Course Details

This course has been designed with input from industry practitioners and professional organisations to meet industry requirements for graduates in this field. It has been developed in consultation with the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) for the accreditation of the course.

During your degree you will be taught using lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory experiments and more. Problem-based learning, case studies and digital technologies will also be included where appropriate. You will also have access to excellent lecturers with industry experience and specialist design and project management software such as AutoCAD, Revit and Microsoft Project.

Moreover, you will be assessed through a number of means including:

  • Coursework
  • Written Assignments
  • Practical laboratory and field work
  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Exams

With this varied and comprehensive approach to learning and assessment in mind, you can rest assured that you will be adequately prepared for employment following graduation from our BSc (Hons) Building and Construction Engineering course.

Furthermore, you will be provided with unique opportunities to develop the employability skills required by construction companies, from small to medium enterprises to large multinational construction companies, through work experience opportunities, live briefs, site visits and guest lecturers.

What are the course entry requirements?

A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 96-120 points and GSCE Maths and English at grade 4 (or C) or above. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required, ideally with one STEM subject.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

Course Modules

Module Map

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.

The modules available on this course are as follows:

Year 1 Modules

  • Science and Materials
  • Building Design, Drawings and Measurement
  • Building Regulations and Legal Context
  • Building Construction Technology

Year 2 Modules

  • Mathematics for Engineers
  • Principles of Construction Project Management
  • Construction Surveying
  • Professional Skills in the Built Environment

Year 3 Modules

  • Advanced Construction Technology
  • Structural Analysis and Design
  • Management Strategies, Economics and Finance
  • Electrical Design and Installation

Year 4 Modules

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Systems
  • Industry Skills in Sustainability
  • Structural Design and Production of Buildings
  • Group Project

Year 5 Modules

  • Research Dissertation
  • Procurement and Contracts Management
  • Professional Practice


How much does it cost

Part Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022: £4,900 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks

Teaching team


What are my career prospects

Our strong links with employers enable our programmes to be developed to closely match their needs. This gives graduates great employment opportunities upon completion of their degree course.

Construction roles you could work in are:

  • Building Engineer
  • Site Engineer
  • Site Manager
  • Construction Planner
  • Building Control Officer

The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

We are proud that our exciting and dynamic students’ union is ranked in the top three in the UK for representing student’s academic interests (NSS 2020). It’s a big deal!

Want to find out more? Visit our Students’ Union page or watch our video.